Social Insects

Three hour general education course. Exploration of biological factors that permit ants, bees, wasps, and termites to maintain large and complex societies. Includes lecture and recitation. Prereq: Entmlgy 1101 (101) or Biology 1101 (101), or equiv. Not open to students with credit for Entmlgy 4440H (Entomol 444H) or Entomol 333. GE nat sci bio course.


This class presents general information on the biology, behavior and management of honey bee colonies, including pollination behavior and simple honey processing.

Insects and Human Affairs: Pests, Plagues, Poisons and Politics

Insects are a daily fact of life, exerting major influence on human affairs over the course of history. The course analyses the extensive and sometimes uncomfortable relationships between insects and humans, including historical roots of insect/human interactions, impact of insects on development of scientific thought, use of insects as experimental models in drug design and military applications. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 102. GE nat sci bio course.

Insect Biology

Acquaints people with the incredible biological diversity represented by the largest group of living animals, the insects. Insects will be used to illustrate important biological principles and functions as well as the scientific process. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 1111, 3000, 4000, or 4600. GE nat sci bio course.


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